I got this communication from my friend Dick Ward this morning.
Please read the following on our Republican Senator, Lamar Alexander.
Are his actions criminal? Or are the voters stupid???
In Mexico, they have a crime called "inexplicable enrichment" for
politicians who accumulate large sums of money that can't be traced. Luckily for
us, diligent work by the Memphis newspaper and Edward Pound and Hilary Stout of
the Wall Street Journal have explained many of Lamar's sources.
1. CCA company stock, $8,900 investment yields $142,000 after Governor Lamar
helps the company get a $250 million state contract.
2. Corporate Child Care
Inc. Jack Massey invested $2 million, and Lamar and Honey got a founder's stake
for $5000. Their stake's value grew to $800,000 by 1991.
3. The Jack Massey
School of Business paid Lamar $100,000 in 1988, and an undisclosed sum in 1987,
to create a "leadership institute" there.
4. Jack Massey's venture capital
firm paid Lamar and Honey $44,000 in directors and consulting fees in 1988.
5. Lamar and 6 other investors (including Howard Baker) got a stock option
in a newspaper firm for $1 each. He sold his share for $620,000.
Communications, a private education firm, "sold" Alexander stock for $10,000 but
didn't cash his check until years later, when they made a deal to sell part of
the company for $185 million. Whittle then purchased the stock back from Honey
7. Lamar bought a house in Knoxville for $570,000 in 1990. He
sold it a year later, right after being appointed U.S. Secretary of Education,
for $977,500 -- to Gerald Hogan, a top executive at Whittle Communications.
Pretty much everywhere else in America, housing prices went down in 1991.
Whittle communications paid Lamar $125,000 in consulting fees in 1987 for help
with a magazine that ultimately failed. (Lamar had credentials - he worked on
his high school newspaper.)
9. Howard Baker's law firm paid him nearly
$400,000 in 1994, and $295,000 in 1995 for working "at counsel" (not directly
for the firm): he was campaigning for President full time both years. The firm
is a lobbying law firm that represents Martin Marietta, AT&T, US Tobacco,
Federal Express and others.
10. Right after leaving the governorship, Lamar
was appointed to the $150,000/year job of President of the University of
Tennessee by the Board of Regents, many of whom he appointed while governor.
Many employeessaid he didn't show up much, or show much interest in the job.
11. While he was UT President, the university spent $65,000 for
entertainment at Blackberry Farms. Honey Alexander owned a third of the resort,
which she bought for $10,000.
12. While governor, Lamar tried to get a
highway built straight to the door of Blackberry Farms, across land that he and
his cronies owned. After newspaper stories about the conflict of interest, the
plan was dropped.
13. In 1987, (the year Whittle paid him $125K as a
consultant, and that he supposedly worked at Corporate Child Care), Alexander
and his family took 6 months off and went to Australia. He wrote a book, for
which he received $52,500, and wrote off $128,308 in expenses on his taxes for
14. His federal disclosure form indicates he got preferential
treatment from a Tennessee bank - two loans and a $212,500 mortgage at prime
rate on a Hilton Head, South Carolina condo.
15. Lockheed Martin
Corporation (the result of the Lockheed -- Martin Marietta merger) paid him
$93,000 in 1994 as a director. When the two companies merged, Lamar (who has no
significant business experience) received a $236,000 bonus for his help.
Meanwhile, 30,000 Lockheed employees are being laid off.
Candidate", Wall Street Journal, May 12, 1995 pA1
"The Man From
Tennessee", Lisa Schiffren, The American Spectator, September 1995
"Tennessee Waltz", Time Magazine, March 13, 1995 p80
Rise of Lamar Alexander", Doug Ireland, The Nation, April 17, 1995
"Welfare Kings: Lamar Alexander's Bonus", William Hartung, The
Nation, June 19, 1995 p873
"Play It Again, Lamar", Arthur Jones,
Financial World, August 29, 1995 p63
"Lots of Cash and Effort, Little
Result", New York Times, October 17, 1995
Who is keeping this clown in office?????
How come the other hand of this conspiracy against US, the Demo-Crap Party never runs a strong candidate?
Could it be both parties are working together against US?
I'm throwing my hat into this race as an INDEPENDENT and if you don't know anything about me I will make you one promise and keep it.
That promise is to VOTE NO on any proposition which will increase the size, cost, reach and power of government.
SCRAP-SCRAP an idea whose time has come.
I am currently gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot.
I will be running in three races. US Senate, Congress, 7th Congressional District and Tennessee State Senate 28 District.
If you wish to sign any of these petitions please contact me.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Not what it’s quacked up to be?
Sorry folks. I’m going to have to tell this tale from a first person, point of view.
Now we have all been exposed to the TV show, “Duck Dynasty” for better or worse.
I don’t ordinarily watch TV but last April 10 I was subjected to it…For over four hours.
I was having my truck worked on at the Volvo dealer in Memphis, TN and Duck Dynasty was the only thing on TV.
Now I will be honest with you. I really hate the show…I can’t figure out why anyone would spend over $45,000 to write, and shoot an episode of this or any other “reality” show. However I will tell you that I really like the Robertson family and their friends.
Especially Phil, Si and Miss Kay Robertson. I think they are good hardworking ordinary people with traditional American values.
At the end of April I moved my finance, “Firecracker” down to Tennessee and we tied the knot on July 4. Congratulations are in store.
“Firecracker” wanted cable TV as a condition on moving in.
Well where I live in Lewis County Tennessee cable TV is non existent.
So to satisfy my soon to be wife we got “Dish Network” installed at our house.
What does this have to do with Duck Dynasty??????
The young fellow, Derek who did the installation asked me if I ever heard of the show.
I told him that I was subjected to it for four hours and could think of better things to watch, something like “The Godfather” or “Little Caesar”
Well Derek, said that Will Robertson comes to Lewis County to go hunting with some Country and Western singer who lives down the block. Now I don’t remember the name of the celebrity whom he mentioned. I know it wasn’t Johnny Cash or Bird so I really don’t care.
Anyway according to Derek… Will Robertson was invited to the White House and had a meeting with Obama. (I will not defame the memory of former American Presidents by addressing him as President, sorry.)
At that point a bomb went off in my head. Uncle Si Robertson was in Viet Nam.
If I were Uncle Si I would have a big problem with my nephew going to meet Obama.
A BIG PROBLEM.
Now around early May all I saw was Duck Dynasty merchandise all over the place.
In every department store, truck stop, bar, bookie joint, underground arms manufacturer and even at a Volvo dealer,
What is really going on here?????
In my not so humble opinion the collectivist, elitist, financial scum, eastern establishment, is setting up the Robertson family to frame the right side of the debate.
Now what does “Frame the Debate” mean.
Lets take an issue. The United Nuisance (United Nations) is a good example.
The debate over this issue has a liberal, globalist who argues that the United Nations is the best opportunity for world peace. (In reality we have had more people killed in wars since 1945 than the total of deaths in both World Wars.)
The “liberal” is the left side of the debate.
You then have a “Conservative” argue on the right side.
He says that the United Nations is a failure and needs to be reformed.
(You know it’s interesting how many “Conservative” Republi-con’s offer this line of dreck.)
He occupies the right side.
The proper answer is from a Constitutionalist and it is, these United States needs to get out of the United Nations.
Let’s frame another debate.
The Second Amendment.
On the left side you have Feinstein who advocates total confiscation of firearms owned by law abiding citizens of these United States. On the right side you have some Republi-con woose who wants to ban a particular type of gun. The outsider on this debate is someone like me who says that the Second Amendment is the people’s final defense against a tyrannical government.
Now the question should be are the Robertson’s going to be used against We the People
Without their knowledge.
Yes they are. Phil Robertson endorsed a candidate for the 5th Congressional District by the name of Vance McAllister. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vance_McAllister)
According to the for mentioned link it seems that Mr. McAllister spent $400,000 of his own money to win (buy) the election. (Many of you devout readers of my drivel know how I feel about politicians and money in politics. Please refresh yourself with this,
Now how is Mr. McAllister on these issues? Will he look at the bills and ask a question.
“If this bill passes will it increase the size, cost, extend the reach or power of the government.” Then VOTE NO for those reasons. I sincerely doubt it.
(PS as much as I have disagreed with Henry Herford in the past I believe that Hank would at least apply that yardstick before voting.)
A good friend of mine who lives in that district in Louisiana and is a retired Air Force MP has told me that Mr. McAllister wants to FIX OBAMACARE.
That sounds like the typical Republi-con conservative response to tyranny.
We can fix it and make it work. Remember what I said about two sides of a debate.
Obamacare and fix Obamacare. That is your typical crap out of the misguided brains of a politician. They argue the merits of the bills. The only solution to Obamacare is to get rid of it by defunding it. By defunding it the Senate and the President have no say it the matter.
Now something else is going on in the great state of Louisiana. According to my friend. Governor Jindal is talking about getting rid of the Marxist State Income Tax. Didn’t you know that the tax on your income is a plank of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. (Wikipedia, please scroll to section 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Manifesto#I._Bourgeois_and_Proletarians)
What is an income tax doing in a supposedly “Free Country” like these United States??
Now I don’t trust politicians, any politician but I have to applaud the efforts of Governor Bobby Jindal. He will have one hell of a battle with the politicians of his state who want to soak the taxpayer and then have the ability to use their office and redistribute the income confiscated from the producers of that income to their friends and supporters.
Sounds like Washington, DC to me.
Now back to the Quackers. My friend also thinks that if the Robertson’s told their faithful to turn in their guns. The good old boys down in Louisiana would be disarming in droves.
(I know they are making firearms with Duck Dynasty’s name on it). (http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=845648&ocid=ansent11)
Concerning merchandising rights. That is clothing and the what not with Duck Dynasty’s name on it. Isn’t it interesting almost everything is made in China.
Oh, the money goes to Arts and Entertainment network. If you go into a Wal-Mart look at the merchandise and you will find the A&E logo.
Now whether you like the show or hate the show Mr. Robertson made a comment which almost got him kicked off the show. Did Mr. Robertson make that comment to be thrown into the “briar patch.”
The public outcry to keep Mr. Robertson was deafening. Even the left wing producers of Duck Dynasty had to reverse their decision to kick Mr. Robertson off the show.
The public has won a major victory against the liberal left.
Really……You haven’t won a major battle in this war against “We The People” since the Waxman bill banning Home Schooling back under Comrade Clinton, was defeated by “We The People”. If I remember correctly there was only one vote for the bill and that was by Henry Waxman. You may want to do a little research on this nut bag.
((Oh, look him up and see what bills he sponsored. Like Crap & Trade, “Affordable Patient Protection Act????” and others. What would really destroy Waxman is a question.
“Did you write that bill and if not who did?”
Please see my video, "Transparent Government."
Anyway every time they win a battle we lose….more and more of our freedoms and liberties go down the drain.
Anyway I really got into it on Facebook with a bunch of misinformed Americans who think that the reinstatement of Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty was a major victory.
A major victory would be a lowering of the Debt Ceiling. Gee where is Speaker of the House John Boehner on this???? He decreased the increase on the Debt Ceiling and hails it as a major victory. Really, an increase is still an increase. (decreasing the increase video)
What about a full defunding of the United Nations. Now that would be a victory and guess what with no United Nations think about how much LESS government and government workers and rules and regulations to be enforced by those government workers there would be.
Now to sum it up. I’m in favor of more and more activism. I’m glad people raised hell about what happened to Phil Robertson. Now what would have happened if only five percent of those good people who took to defending Mr. Robertson on Facebook would have said the following….
If it increases the size of government…
If it increases the cost of government…
If it extends the reach or power of government…
SCRAP SCRAP, an idea whose time has come.
Change the House of Representatives and you can change the direction these United States is going.
Just remember, cut the size, cost, reach and power of government and preserve liberty.
Or we are doomed to 10,000 years of the most bitter slavery in a new dark age.
I think Bob Welch said something like that.
To find out more on straightening out this mess please visit my website.
Any comments would be appreciated.